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COVID-19 payment and telehealth flexibilities Updates

COVID-19 Payment and Telehealth Flexibilities Updates

The department of Health and Human Services has extended the national public health emergency declared for pandemic, as a part of their work to support frontline healthcare providers who are fighting with COVID-19. It also extended COVID-19 payment and regulatory flexibilities granted during the period. HHS has implemented vital Telehealth payment and coverage flexibilities during […]

CMS patients over paperwork during COVID-19

CMS’s patients over paperwork during COVID-19

The CMS’s Patients Over Paperwork initiative streamlines regulations to reduce burden, increase efficiencies, and improve the beneficiary experience. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) took some actions to protect the health and safety of our nation’s patients and providers in the wake of the 2019 Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. What is Patients over Paperwork? […]

DMEPOS Competitive Bidding Program and New Regulations

DMEPOS Competitive Bidding Program and New Regulations

DEMPOS stands for Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics, & Supplies (DMEPOS). The DEMPOS competitive bidding program was set by the Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement, and Modernization Act of 2003 (MMA). In order to become Medicare contract suppliers, under the DMEPOS Competitive Bidding Program, DMEPOS suppliers compete with each other by submitting bids to provide certain […]

Improper payment rate reductions in Medicare Fee-For-Service

If you read the www.paymentaccuracy.gov website on the topic of ‘The Improper Payments and Elimination and Recovery Act of 2010’ it clearly defines an ‘improper payment’ as any reimbursement/payment which was incorrect or was nor made due to incorrect charge entry, contractual, administrative, or any other federal requirements. Calculating the Improper Payment Rate From a […]